Public Troubleshooting Announcement:
Have been playing BL3 since release with mostly no crashes (sort missions by region = CTD, haven’t checked since update). Anyhow…
Played nearly all of last weekend & early Mon morning. Then after bfast I went in & the menu hung & had to force quit. I relaunched & got a lock up with error box… this continued even after I verified, reinstalled & even reset Windows* after backing up my files.
The kicker was, on my last Windows full reset I got a weird stop code & it was either faulty RAM or malware. Since I knew no malware I ran some memory tests & showed me, um nothing. So into the BIOS I go & first thing I notice is my DDR4 3000 RAM is running at 2667. So I manually set it to 3000 & now can’t even get to the Windows desktop before weird stuff happens.
So back into BIOS & under-clock the RAM to 2400 and… been playing just fine with zero crashes.
*My wife’s PC which is identical was working fine, so I figured must be Win10
TL;DR: Weird crashes can be caused by “degraded” memory, not just bad memory <- never rule it out & try under-clocking RAM